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Dime Detective Companion By Will Murray et al.
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Dime Detective Magazine was second only to Black Mask as the dean of detective/P.I./hard-boiled pulp magazines, and was the home of Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, John D. MacDonald, Cornell... More > Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many other top-notch scribes. This book indexes all 274 issues of Dime Detective, contains several articles on the series and its writers, and as a bonus, the fifth anniversary round-robin story from the November 1936 issue, "The Tongueless Men," by William E. Barrett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick C. Davis, T.T. Flynn, and John Lawrence.< Less
The Complete Adventures of Oke Oakley and Secrets, Inc. By Frederick C. Davis
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Limited edition hardcover; only 100 made. From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay "Oke" Oakley and assisted by Cherry... More > Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine--all centering around the film industry. Never before reprinted, this lost classic is available for the first time in nearly 80 years.< Less
The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 3: 1934-35 By Frederick Nebel
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Frederick Nebel's unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His... More > hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. Volume 3 of this series contains the next 11 installments, complete and uncut, with the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould. "Spades Are Spades" (January 1, 1934), "Hot Spot" (March 1, 1934), "Kick Back" (April 1, 1934), "Read 'Em and Weep" (May 1, 1934), "Red Hot" (July 1, 1934), "Not So Tough..." (August 15, 1934), "Too Hot to Handle" (September 15, 1934), "Pardon My Murder" (November 15, 1934), "Leave It to Cardigan" (December 15, 1934), "Hell on Wheels" (February 1, 1935), and "Hell Couldn't Stop Him" (April 15, 1935).< Less
The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 4: 1935-37 By Frederick Nebel
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Frederick Nebel's unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His... More > hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. Volume 4 of this series contains the last 11 installments, complete and uncut, with the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould. "A Couple of Quick Ones" (June 1, 1935), "The Dead Die Twice" (August, 1935), "Death in the Raw" (October, 1935), "The Curse of Cardigan" (December, 1935), "Blood in the Dark" (January, 1936), "The Sign of Murder" (March, 1936), "Lead Poison" (April, 1936), "Murder By Mail" (June, 1936), "Make Mine Murder" (November, 1936), "Behind the 8-Ball" (March, 1937), and "No Time to Kill" (May, 1937).< Less
The Complete Cases of Cass Blue, Volume 1 By John Lawrence, Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. New York-based private investigator Cass Blue is a morally flexible tough guy who backs up his hard-boiled rhetoric with frequent applications of the... More > blackjack he carries in a hip pocket. No case is too seedy or sordid for him to take, and he’s capable of taking as much as he dishes out when it’s necessary. The cops don’t trust him much more than they do the criminals, but that doesn’t keep him from giving clients full value for their retainers. The Cass Blue yarns are related in the first person by stylish pulp writer John Lawrence, who guides his protagonist through a maze of conventional plots and countless gunfights. What the series lacks in polish and innovation, it makes up for with vigorous action and the tough-as-nails attitude that gave Dime Detective the distinctive flavor that made it the most important crime pulp excepting the legendary Black Mask.< Less
The Complete Cases of the Rambler, Volume 1 By Ed Hulse, Fred MacIsaac
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Meet the “Rambler”: peripatetic newspaper reporter Addison Francis Murphy. A tall, rangy redhead, the Rambler behaves like a tramp, wandering... More > from city to city, often arriving on a railroad boxcar, never taking root. Renowned for his reporting skills and deductive abilities, Frank Murphy never has any difficulty landing a job with the local newspaper; wherever he winds up, he finds that his reputation has preceded him. The Rambler has a knack for getting into trouble, and every search for a front-page scoop puts him in jeopardy sooner or later. Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1932 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.< Less
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 1 By T.T. Flynn, Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of... More > the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change…. The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.< Less
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker: The Complete Tales By Tom Johnson, Edwin Truett Long
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Written by Edwin Truett Long, Doc Harker was one of the last of the Munsey heroes who were introduced to battle the oncoming wave of the comic book industry.... More > Dressed in a Prince Albert coat and looking like a Kentucky gentleman, Harker and his crew travel the country selling their cure-all Chickasha Remedies... and encounter crime at every stop. This edition collects the entire series: "Crime Nest," "Woe to the Vanquished" and "South of the Border," all from 1940 and complete, remastered, with all the original illustrations. And it's rounded out by an introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson which reveals many facts about this previously-unidentified pulp author, along with an exhaustive Edwin Truett Long bibliography.< Less
The Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 1 By John Lawrence, Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The... More > Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.< Less
Before I Die By Frank Roderus
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~ A Dime Novel western short ~ The first official job for the Bowen & Baile Detective Agency seemed straightforward – find a missing wife and bring her home before her husband succumbs to... More > cancer. But nothing is ever as easy as it sounds. Searching for the 'lady' in question takes the partners from fine hotels to the seedier side of several Colorado towns. Will they accomplish their goal in time?< Less